LTO

The Land- en Tuinbouw Organisatie Nederland is the Dutch farming sector lobby group, representing some 50,000 farm-related businesses from dairy farmers to market gardeners. The Dutch farming sector is highly intensive. At any one time, the country has over 11 million pigs, 94 million chickens and 800,000 or so veal calves. Vegetables (often grown in greenhouses) and cut flowers and plants dominate the non-livestock side. The LTO says that agriculture accounts for 10% of the Dutch economy, 20% of exports and provides an income for 660,000 people.